JCSP – Junior Cert Schools Programme
The Junior Certificate School Programme is a national programme sponsored by the Department of Education and Science and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment. It originated in the early school leavers’ programmes initiated by the Curriculum Development Unit. Currently, the programme is operating in over 240 schools throughout the country.
The Junior Certificate School Programme aims to provide a curriculum framework that assists schools and teachers in making the Junior Certificate more accessible to those young people who may leave school without formal qualifications. It attempts to help young people experience success and develop a positive self-image by providing a curriculum and assessment framework suitable to their needs. On completion of the programme, students receive a profile which is an official record of their achievements from the Department of Education and Science.
Certificates are awarded for the achievement of major awards, where learners achieve the national standard in a prescribed range and number of component areas.
Component Certificates are awarded for the achievement of individual blocks of learning, which can stand alone or build towards the achievement of a full certificate.
QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) was established in 2001 (then as FETAC) under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act, of 1999, and replaced previous awarding bodies. It is the single, national awarding body for the further education sector in Ireland and is now responsible for making awards that were previously made by Cert.
This programme is a non-fee paying course.
QQI Level 3 General -Learning Certificate at Level 3 Code 3M0874
On successfully completing the programme students will be in a good position to progress onto a Level 4 General Learning Programme at The Midwest School for the Deaf. Achievement at level 4 allows the student to progress to QQI Level 5 courses with a provider such as Limerick College of Further Education and upon successful completion of a Level 5 course students can then apply to third-level institutions.
- Personal Effectiveness
- Word Processing
- Art and Design
- Nutrition and Healthy Options
- Craft- Woodwork
- Craft- Patchwork
- Craft- Upholstery
QQI Level 4 General Learning 4M2010
The QQI Level 4 Major Award in General Learning programme will provide learners with the skill,
knowledge, and competence to obtain entry-level employment or progress to further education
and training while developing their key transferable and vocational employment-related skills,
appropriate to their identified career path.
- Information Technology Skills
- Functional Mathematics
- Personal Effectiveness
- Work Experience
- Irish Sign Language